Bambu launches new bamboo disposable plates

In Oregon, bambu expanded the company’s range of bamboo disposable plates with the introduction of a new decorative plate design in their Veneerware brand...

Duni nominated for fast food award for plant-based disposable tableware

In Sweden, Duni was nominated for its collection of disposable tableware products as one of the final entries to win in the category Supplier...

Danone takes the plunge with Kona Deep for deep ocean water

In France, Danone Manifesto Ventures has taken a minority stake in the Hawaii-based company Kona Deep with a $5.5 million investment. Kona Deep sources...

Driving towards sustainability with biobased scooter

In the Netherlands, Deputy Harry van der Maas from the province of Zeeland drove around on a biobased scooter made entirely from recycled materials...

The end of animal testing? CELLINK 3D bioprinting could be the answer

In Massachusetts, CELLINK is expanding its 3D bioprinting technology with its newly opened U.S. headquarters in Cambridge near MIT. The company makes and sells...

Algae biomaterial regenerates blood vessel damage

In Portugal, researchers from the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (i3S) in Porto discovered a way to use a new biomaterial modified...

New National Biomaterial Centre inaugurated for organ and tissue transplants

In India, a new government National Biomaterial Centre (National Tissue Bank) at the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO) was inaugurated. The main...

Unilever launches new natural personal care products

In the United Kingdom, Unilever launched a new line of natural personal care products, ApotheCARE Essentials. The 18 new products are created from six...

Spider, succulents and funghi inspire AquaWeb water collection system

In California, NexLoop, a biomimicry venture, is conducting the next phase of pilot tests for its AquaWeb system which collects water from fog and...

Silver and gold abounds in Swiss sewers

In Switzerland, 95 pounds of gold are flushed away each year into the sewers, according to researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic...

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Healthy “milk-style” chocolate launch taps British biobased packaging firm 

In Ireland, a health food brand known for its dairy-free ice cream has teamed up with plant-based packaging firm Parkside.  Nobó will use Parkside’s...

Mazda expands use of bioplastics to exterior elements

In Japan, Mazda is expanding the use of bioplastics in exterior car components, including larger parts such as grills. Mazda developed the bioplastic and...

Australian teen develops bioplastic from shrimp shells 

In Australia, a young aspiring scientist has turned shrimp shells into a biodegradable plastic. Fifteen-year-old Angelina Arora took the shells from a local seafood shop...